Mohammad Karaki faces Gianni Melillo at UAE Warriors 20
A middleweight fight has been added to the UAE Warriors 20 card. Mohammad Karaki faces Gianni Melillo at the Jiu Jitsu Arena in Abu Dhabi on June 19th.
Karaki (9-1) has not fought since 2018. The former Phoenix FC and Desert Force middleweight champion was last seen getting stopped by Aung La Nsang in a light heavyweight title fight at ONE: ‘Pursuit of Greatness’.
Melillo (13-6) is a Bellator veteran but is coming off back to back defeats. He fought twice for the American promotion and was stopped in the opening round on both occasions.
As previously announced the UAE Warriors 20 card is headlined by a bantamweight pitting UFC veteran Ray Borg against Jesse Arnett. A welterweight bout between Daniel Skibiński and Acoidan Duque is also on the card.
Martun Mezhlumyan faces Attila Korkmaz in the lightweight division. The former suffered defeat at UAE Warriors 14 but bounced back with a win at UAE Warriors 15 while the latter makes his promotional debut.
Meanwhile PFL and Bellator veteran Andre Fialho takes on Sang Hoon Yoo in a welterweight fight. A welterweight fight between PFL veteran Handesson Ferreira and up and coming Georgian prospect Amiran Gogoladze is also on the card.
In the lightweight division undefeated Irishman John Mitchell takes on Glory and Kunlun veteran Arbi Emiev. Undefeated South African Zaakir Badat faces Turkey’s Ercin Sirin in a light heavyweight fight.